They queue outside to see the art within
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and, an hour later, ascend the stairs
so cultural osmosis can begin.
They walk about, primarily in pairs,
though some in larger groups, with a tour guide,
and stand before the sculpture and the art,
gently jockeying the others inside.
Recording, like spies, with phones they call smart,
they must preserve the still views they’ve rented.
Museum windows look out on the world
they’ve come in here to see represented,
but most ignore this irony unfurled.
Their focus is on getting that great shot
to show they were here, when really they’re not.
The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.